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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cancer: what to say, what not to say

An article in today's New York Times really lays it out: six things you should never say to a person who's sick and four things you can always say. 22 years in official pastoral ministry and many more years visiting with cancer patients and people afflicted with other terrible diseases has taught me that Bruce Feiler, the author of the article (who has bone cancer) is right on target. This is a helpful, practical, and memorable guide to helping friends and parishioners:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/fashion/what-to-say-to-someone-whos-sick-this-life.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general